Asked to provide end-to-end solutions for its clients, broadcast systems integrator Beck Associates recently connected several local broadcasters with RTS and Telex RadioCom intercom systems.
One broadcaster contracted Beck Associates to integrate an ADAM system by RTS, featuring the new AIO-16 16-port analog I/O card kit, TIF-4000 telephone interface, breakout panels and KP-32 Classic keypanels. The system is configured for 144 matrix ports, which leaves plenty of room for expansion without having to invest in a new frame. For crewmembers on set, Beck specified BP-325 two-wire beltpacks by RTS and a BTR-800 wireless system by Telex.
In Tucson, Beck integrated a similar system with a pair of smaller Cronus DSP matrices featuring eight-port AIO cards, KP-32 Classic keypanels, BP-325 beltpacks and a BTR-800 wireless system.
RTS Cronus is a modular, 2RU, 32-port digital matrix intercom that can hold up to four AIO analog or RVON-C VoIP cards with eight ports each. With its advanced DSP architecture, Cronus has the ability to link up to four units into a single 128-port matrix. It can be preconfigured for fiber with a connection up to 9.3mi distant or via coax for short runs of up to 300ft. When connected as a single matrix, the individual intercom controls remain autonomous at each matrix. The Cronus is available with an analog card or the RVON-C VoIP card.